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If your Windows 10 computer is slowing down, the first thing to do is to check the resource usage status in Task Manager. In such cases, it jumps up to 1000%, which causes the system to freeze or crash because some programs use most of the system’s resources. This is exactly the case with msrtn32.exe.
Msrtn32.exe is a malicious file that can try to steal your digital currency. It can install itself on your computer if you install a browser plugin or extension that can change your browser defaults, web page content, and search results, and show a lot of intrusive ads.
What causes msrtn32.exe High CPU, hard drive, or memory usage?
The purpose of this Trojan is to steal your digital currency. The consequences of this trojan are very harmful and significant for our computer. It disrupts cryptocurrencies on your computer by infecting some files and using them to steal Monero, Bitcoin, etc. Its behavior is hidden as long as possible, but the delay in computer operation makes the user suspicious.
How to troubleshoot msrtn32.exe High CPU, hard disk, or memory usage?
Uninstall the program
- Perform a full system scan for viruses and malware.
- Remove any recently downloaded suspicious programs, usually free ones.
- Download Windows Defender and run it on your system.
- Download and run Microsoft Security Scanner from the Microsoft website.